Six Event Winners Highlight Friday Night Invite



225 AddiejohnsonTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology claimed six first-place finishes, and the men's squad relied on 12 top-two finishes to win the Friday Night Track and Field Invitational at the Sports and Recreation Center.

Rose-Hulman won the men's team scoring with 231 points.  Wabash came home second with 150.5 points, followed by Hanover in third place and Carroll in fourth.  The women's squad earned a third-place finish in the team scoring, behind Carroll and Hanover.

The men's squad won four events to lead the team victory.  Running event winners included senior Nathan Catt (Greenwood/Center Grove) in the 3,000-meters (8:59.70); freshman Brendon Mattiuz (Fishers, Ind.) in the 800-meter run (1:59.37); and junior Stuart West (La Porte) with the third-best mile time in school history (4:20.02).

In field events, junior Austin Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois) claimed top honors in the long jump with a leap of 21' 0 3/4".

225MattiuzThe 4-x-400 meter relay team also earned maximum points for their effort.  Junior Blake Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois), freshman Isaiah Smith (Shelbyville), Mattiuz and freshman Brendan Smyth (Antwerp, Belgium/International School) ran a time of 3:28.54.

On the women's side, sophomore Addie Johnson (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central) won the 400-meters in a time of 1:01.30, and senior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery (Lafayette, La./Episcopal Acadiana) ran the second-fastest 800-meter time in school history to claim a victory (2:21.31).

In addition to the 4-x-400 meter relay, the Fightin' Engineers had six individuals and one relay team place second on the men's side.

Field event runner-up finishers included freshman Levi Hartzler (Phoenix, Ariz./Temp Prep) in the triple jump (41' 1"); senior Andy Hunkeler (Kokomo, Ind./Northwestern) in the weight throw (51' 7 3/4"); Austin Schulthies in the high jump (6' 3 1/4"); and freshman Charles Spaeth (Hillsboro, Ill.) in the shot put (46' 8 1/4").

Running event runner-up finishers were freshman Isaiah Smith (Shelbyville) in the 200-meter dash (23.53), and senior Andrew Thompson (Mundelein, Ill./Vernon Hills) in the mile (4:24.94).  The 4-x-200 meter relay team of freshman Adam Wilson (Mecca/Riverton Parke), senior Clay Becker (Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary Cathedral), junior Grady McGoff (Cincinnati, Ohio/Indian Hill) and Smith also came home second in 1:36.58. 

On the women's side, the 4-x-400 meter relay team of Johnson, Montgomery, freshman Christine Harper (Swayzee, Ind./Oak Hill) and freshman Emilie Hobbs (Peru, Ind.) were second in a time of 4:22.28.

Rose-Hulman returns to action with its final home meet of the indoor season, the Engineer Invitational, next Saturday at the Sports & Recreation Center.